Argentine Photography: 1850 to 2010


Since its independence in 1810, Argentina became one of the most powerful economic systems as its remarkably strong middle class makes it stand out among its neighbors, but it was also a crucial period when its culture flourished through art and photography in different movements and eras.

. 1. Esteban Gonnet 2. French, 1890–1868, active in Argentina Cacique Tehuelche Casimiro Biguá / Tehuelche Chief, Casimiro Biguá, 1864 Albumen print Image: 14.1 x 9.7 cm (5 9/16 x 3 13/16 in.) Photo: Javier Agustín Rojas Daniel Sale Collection EX.2017.5.46 Antonio Pozzo (Argentine, born Italy, 1829–1910) (photographer); Attributed to Carlos R. Gallardo Argentine, 1855–1938 Esperando el ataque / Waiting for the attack, 1902 Gelatin silver print Image: 15.5 x 22 cm (6 1/8 x 8 11/16 in.) Photo: Javier Agustín Rojas Diran Sirinian Collection; Sociedad Fotográfica Argentina de Aficionados Argentine, active 1889–1926 India yagán u ona tejiendo una canasta / Yagán or Ona Woman Weaving a Basket, about 1890s Printing out paper 21 x 17 cm (8 1/4 x 6 11/16 in.) Photo: Javier Agustín Rojas Daniel Sale Collection

As one of the homes of avant-garde trends, this exhibition divides itself into four as it emphasizes the historical moments of aesthetics in which photography played its crucial role.

There will be a rare viewing of 19th-century albums and photographs, commercial portraits in contrast to contemporary artists such as Gustavo Di Mario, whose 2005 Carnaval series explores the rural interior of Argentina as the dichotomy between European and the native continue throughout the capital and the provinces.

Eduardo Gil Argentine, born 1948 Siluetas y canas. El Siluetazo. Buenos Aires 21-22 de setiembre, 1983 / Silhouettes and Cops. El Siluetazo. Buenos Aires, September 21–22, 1983, 1983 Gelatin silver print Image: 17.5 x 24.5 cm (6 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.) Private Collection © Eduardo Gil; Juan Di Sandro Argentine, born Italy, 1898–1988 Avenida 9 de julio con obelisco. Vista panorámica / Avenida 9 de Julio with Obelisk. Panoramic View, 1956 Gelatin silver print Image: 29 x 42 cm (11 7/16 x 16 9/16 in.) Galería Vasari © Familia Di Sandro; Grupo Escombros Argentine, active since 1988 Mariposas de la serie Pancartas / Butterflies from the series Signs, 1988 Chromogenic print (printed in monochrome) mounted on artists’ design frame Image: 40 x 60 cm (15 3/4 x 23 5/8 in.) Walden © Grupo Escombros / WALDEN;

Catch the show Photography in Argentina, 1850-2010: Contradiction and Continuity at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.and will be open until January 28, 2018.

2. Martín Weber Argentine, born Chile, 1968 Barras de Colores de la serie Ecos del interior / Color Bars from the series Echoes of the Interior, 1996 Sylver dye bleach prints Framed: 84 x 99 cm (33 1/16 x 39 in.) Martín Weber © Martín Weber;

Images are from the press kit.

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